Woman Arrested for Burglary and Theft in Laurel County

On Tuesday, December 25, 2018, around 12:30pm, Laurel County 911 received a call about an audible alarm going off at the Fitzpatrick’s Furniture store on US HWY 25 in the Corbin community of Laurel County. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Christ McQueen was at his residence when he heard the alarm and went to investigate. Upon arrival, he discovered a box truck that had been driven through the inside of the furniture store in an apparent burglary attempt. Upon further investigation, it was discovered the box truck used to commit the burglary was owned by the furniture store. After watching video surveillance footage, a female suspect was identified as 44-year-old Penny Barnes of Corbin. Her physical and vehicle description was given to local law enforcement agencies in an attempt to locate her. Around 2:40pm, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by London Police Department that an officer had located Barnes and arrested her on an unrelated complaint. Barnes was charged with burglary and theft and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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